General DIY videos
This section contains videos that will help when doing general DIY that does not fit into any other categories. In here you will find videos showing how to remove mould or even how to remove a wall plug with ease.
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Here we tank a concrete floor that has no physical damp proof course. Tanking the floor is a great solution that is cheap and will prevent any dampness from rising up through the floor. In this example KA tanking slurry was used which costs about £2
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Gutters can eventually leak, perhaps because the joint has separated slightly, in this video we clean the gutter out and then apply plumbers gold which is a sealant that can be used in wet conditions. This seals the joint in the gutter and stops the leak.
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It may be necessary to clean debris from your cavity, especially before you install a damp proof course. Debris in the cavity can cause damp to pass from the outside skin of the property to the inside and it can also cause a cold bridge which attracts con
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Lifting floor boards is often required when doing DIY, here we demonstrate an easy way to lift floor boards so that they can be replaced with the minimum of making good afterwards.
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Surface drains can easily become blocked with debris, therefore it is a good idea to clear them before they get blocked and cause problems. Often this is simply a case of lifting off the covers and removing the debris.
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Here we mix mortar to a ratio of 4 sand to 1 cement by volume (never by weight) using a plastic mixing tray and a shovel.
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Damaged patches of Tarmac can easily be repaired inexpensively using a suitable cold lay repair compound.
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A spirit level is very useful when doing a wide variety of DIY projects from wallpapering to installing decking. This video shows how to use a spirit level in normal use and also how to use a level to calculate a fall when installing decking.
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Here I strip wallpaper using Zinsser DIF and Zinsser's paper tiger, this is the best way I have found to remove wallpaper easily and quickly with the least amount of work.
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Removing plaster from walls can be done using a bolster chisel and hammer, but it is much easier with a SDS drill that has a roto stop function and a suitable chisel.
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Battening a ceiling is often required if the ceiling is to be clad. Tongue and groove cladding can be used or special PVC cladding that is designed for use in bathrooms. The important bit is getting the battens level and secure.
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Coving is not always in fashion and can spoil the look of a room. Here we show a quick way to remove the coving using a knock through screwdriver and a hammer.
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How to quickly remove Moss
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This video demonstrates how to drill through a cavity wall
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A hot wire cutter is useful for cutting polystyrene.
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This video shows how to install the Lindam Easy fit safety gate to a landing.